i want to change my current wired network to a wireless network and i have ntl broadband cable modem. Looking at all the different wireless routers available i notice they all say for ADSL. Would these work with my NTL brodband or is there a different type i should be looking for ?? thanks once again in advance.
I'm on NTL cable broadband and have just implemented wireless network successfully.
You do not want the ADSL routers, just go for the Cable modem routers.
I was thinking of 802.11g only, but decided to pay the premium and go for pre-N MIMO, especially as that would enable me to not just cover the house but also the garden (now that summer will be coming! :-) with just one router.
I got the Belkin pre-N F5D8230 wireless modem. For the client PCs, I initially bought the Belkin F5D8000 (which is a PCI Bus Adapter to house a notebook PCMCIA card ~ F5D8010). However, there was a conflict with my newest PC's MCI motherboard and I could not install successfully. I then installed a slightly more expensive pre-N MIMO PCI adapter successfully (Linksys WPC54GX). This had an external aerial and achieved full (100%) 108Mbps throughput consistently, both ways. The Belkin F5D8000 installed on another PC only managed 80+% and sometimes dropped below this quite considerably.
Even my laptop's standard 802.11g wireless got very good reception at the very bottom of my long garden.
As I had elected to run with the higher security WPA, I also got a D-Link DWL-G122 USB 802.11g adapter (not many USB adapters caters for WPA, just WEP). This performed better then my laptop's built-in 802.11g. Not surprising, as the USB adapter is held vertically, aligning with the router's vertical aerials. And can be positioned for line-of-sight to the router.
I reckon that with careful positioning of the router and client PCs for radio reception and transmission, standard 802.11g kit would do very well within a house. My experience shows it really pays to have an adapter which enables you to attach a separate aerial, away from the bottom of the PC and tangle of wires, into clear radio space.
Check out the Networking Forum; loads of excellent threads posted there for wireless networking.